In recent years there has been a continuity on the debates on social polarisation, maintaining both the optimistic and the pessimistic approach.
In this section you will find concrete information on the key elements/mechanisms that are used within the current debates on social polarisation.
The topics analysed are:
3. Competitive austerity (Gregory Albo, 1996)
4. Consolidation of neoliberalism (Jones and Ward, 2002)
5. ‘Naturalisation’ of social polarisation (Cox, 2002; Moulaert, 2000)
6. Important role of the welfare state (Esping-Andersen et al., 1993; Fainstein, 2001b; Hamnett, 1996; Preteceille, 2006 )